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Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers: Nightwar Gets A Collection Of Impressive New Screens

Comic book artist turned Darksiders creator Joe Madureira's latest game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, recently published some new screenshots and the game continues to look stellar.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG inspired heavily by classic Final Fantasy gameplay, and picks up where the Battle Chasers comic book left off in 2001. We've been impressed with the game so far, and its latest batch of screens keeps the streak alive. For more on the game, head here.

It's not a new trailer, but you can see some of the game in action in the video below. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is planned for release next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Joe Madureira’s Battle Chasers: Nightwar Gets A Collection Of Impressive New Screens

Comic book artist turned Darksiders creator Joe Madureira's latest game, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, recently published some new screenshots and the game continues to look stellar.

Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG inspired heavily by classic Final Fantasy gameplay, and picks up where the Battle Chasers comic book left off in 2001. We've been impressed with the game so far, and its latest batch of screens keeps the streak alive. For more on the game, head here.

It's not a new trailer, but you can see some of the game in action in the video below. Battle Chasers: Nightwar is planned for release next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Bungie Shows Off Destiny: Rise Of Iron Screens For Gamescom

Bungie has debuted a series of new screenshots of Destiny's upcoming expansion, Rise of Iron, for Gamescom. You can peek some of the best ones right here as well as in the gallery below.

Here's a shot of a Guardian looking might impressive with a huge hammer:

Here's one of a cranky looking Fallen staring at some Guardians, probably wishing he had their cool gear.

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New Nioh Screens Should Tide You Over Until Newly Announced Second Demo

Players first got a taste of Team Ninja's upcoming game Nioh in April, thanks to an alpha demo of the Dark Souls-like title. Next month, PlayStation 4 players will get another chance to face off against fearsome supernatural creatures in a new beta for the game. They'll have access to a long-range hand cannon this time around, which should help even things out a little.

Nioh's beta download will be available starting August 23, and the PS4 exclusive will be online until September 6. Look for the full game later this year.

The demo includes a new dojo stage, designed to ease players into the game's combat, as well as a new area that's yet to be announced. If you didn't get a chance to play the alpha, you can also play the Usuki area, which was featured in that demo. In the meantime, you can take a look at our Test Chamber from the alpha, featuring resident Dark Souls expert Dan Tack as he slowly falls in love. Be sure to take a look at the new screens in the gallery below, too.

Javy got a chance to see the hand cannon and other new content for the game during E3, and he walked away impressed. Check out his thoughts from the show here.

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New Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Screens Show The Game’s Combat And Worlds

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be the final entry in the long-running series before Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally released. Square recently revealed some new screens for the game showing off several of its different worlds, characters, and combat. 

Judging by the screens, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, originally released in 2012 on the 3DS, has really benefited from its upscale for the PlayStation 4, looking comparable to the recent HD re-releases of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts 2 on the PlayStation 3 in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Check out 20 new screens below.

Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will feature the aforementioned Dream Drop Distance, as well as a new HD cinematic film called Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover and an entirely new game called Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. The collection is expected to release this December.

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Mafia III Screens Chart A Course For Vengeance

2K Games and Hangar 13 have invested years in building the world of Mafia III, and the time and attention shown to create a believable recreation of the game’s 1960s setting really shows. Look no further than these new screens for the promising game, which do a great job of showing off the fictional city of New Bordeaux, a not-so-subtle reimagining of New Orleans from 1968.

From a shot of a flooded southern street, to images of stealth gameplay in the midst of the bayou, Mafia III is aiming to immerse players in its historical fiction. The story focuses on a Vietnam vet who returns home, only to have his friends in the black mob gunned down by the Italian Mafia. Many of the images below help illustrate steps along protagonist Lincoln Clay’s path to revenge. 

Mafia III is targeting release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 7. You can also check out a trailer released earlier this week. 

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New Horizon: Zero Dawn Screens Capture Fierce Combat And Vicious Mech Wildlife

At last night's Sony press conference, we saw a good chunk of Horizon: Zero Dawn's gameplay, with main character Alloy shooting arrows, riding a robotic creature, and conversing via a dialogue wheel.

Horizon Zero: Dawn takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where mechanized creatures rule the roost. The new screenshots show off some of the different robotic wildlife roaming the land and how Alloy will survive against them with merely her bow and arrow. Don't worry, she's pretty good at archery, and it looks like she also has plenty of explosive traps at her disposal. Also, check out that conversation wheel.

If you haven't had a chance to see it in action, we've included the press conference footage with a bevy of gorgeous screens from it below. 

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Horizon: Zero Dawn launches on February 28, 2017 for PlayStation 4. 

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Revel In The Mystery Of Kojima’s Death Stranding Screens

One of the biggest surprises of Sony’s 2016 E3 press conference was the announcement of Kojima Productions’ new project, an enigmatic game called Death Stranding. A trailer was shown for the game, and now we have the chance to take an up close look at screens chosen and released by Sony.

Unfortunately, the official screens don’t offer any additional understanding of just what we can expect out of the project, but the high-quality images do invite speculation: Just what is going on with Reedus’ character on this cold and lonely beach, filled with oily liquid, suffocating death imagery, and looming godlike forms in the sky?

Share your theories in the comments below. 

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NHL 17 Full Feature Set & New Screens Unveiled

The NHL development team at EA Canada has opened the tap on the feature set for NHL 17 – and it's good it is getting these details in before the real-life NHL season's over since it looks like the Pens might be wrapping this thing up soon.

Modes

  • Be A GM Adds Owners: The franchise mode is expanded to include team ownership decisions and goals. This means control over ticket prices, arena upgrades (more on that below), and even relocation. These features have been in Madden for a few years now, so it'll be interesting to see what EA Canada has learned from that implementation. 
  • World Cup of Hockey: All the teams, players, and unis of the upcoming international tourney. 
  • Draft Champions: Like FIFA and Madden before it, NHL is getting the quick-and-easy version of Ultimate Team for its own. No details on this just yet, so it will be interesting to see if the franchise puts its own spin on things and the buy-in amount. 
  • Hockey Ultimate Team: Pair players together for Synergy perks and collect new HUT sets for prizes that mirror what's going on in the real world. 
  • EASHL: Here you earn customization items for your team, players, and arena via a badge system. 
  • ECHL: The minor league has been added with 27 teams and their jerseys and players. There are 28 teams in the league, so one team appears to have been left out.

Creation & Customization

  • Arena Creator: Whether for franchise relocation in Be A GM mode or for your EASHL team, you can choose your scoreboard, ice, goal light, songs (no word if this is via user upload), and arena lighting effects. I'm unclear if this is just for relocation, or if teams can upgrade their arenas in their existing cities.
  • Player Customization: You can customize your team's uniform, including patches and logos, and items for these will be unlocked as you progress.

Gameplay

  • Goalies: They have added animations and improved positional awareness. In addition, they can also do reactionary saves, and the goalie A.I. reads their own positioning, the angle of the shooter/puck, and the overall threat of the situation before triggering a save. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out, and it's good to hear work is being put into this area.
  • Elbow Alley: NHL 17 promises to improve the action down in front of the net, but there are no details on this important gameplay facet just yet.
  • Aids: The on-ice trainer and feedback from coaches have improved, and there are more gameplay customization options. At this time, however, there are no additional details.
  • Other Gameplay Improvements: Tweaked passing and puck pickups. More responsive defenders in terms of skating and stopping, and varied hits (pushing someone off the puck, rubbing someone out along the boards, and big hits).

For more related to NHL 17, check out our wishlist for the franchise.

Also be sure to tune in next week during E3, when we'll have our gameplay impressions of the new title.

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Square Enix Releases New Character Screens And Stills From Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix updated the Japanese site for its upcoming film, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, today with new character information and stills. And they're gorgeous.

Information for seven of the film's characters has been updated with profiles — albeit in Japanese — and stills from the film. Announced in March, the film is expected to release before Final Fantasy launches on September 30 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The movie will fill in what's happening in Lucis while main character Noctis and friends are on their journey. Check out a gallery of the new screens below.

[Source: Square Enix]

 


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